Fisheries Areas Network

Good Practice

EU FLAG projects as of February 2020With the second generation of FLAGs now up and running, there is a growing number of project examples from the past and the present which can inspire other actions aimed at developing fisheries and aquaculture areas around Europe, be it through economic, environmental or social support and investment.
The project descriptions and short stories below give an insight into some of the local projects funded by the FLAGs, while the methods provide helpful examples of effective programme management, ranging from community outreach to FLAG self-assessment.

Good practice examples from 2010-2016

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  • 26/07/2021
    Aquaculture, New technology, Environment, Climate change, Energy
    Shellfish farming is an important economic activity on the Atlantic French coast. But it also generates undersized mussels as by-products which are usually thrown away. This project focuses on exploiting their potential by generating methane to produce energy.
  • 29/06/2021
    Adding value to fisheries, Small-scale and coastal fisheries, Education and training, Women, Youth
    Lapin kalatalouden toimintaryhmä on rahoittanut kalastajien rekrytointi- ja koulutushanketta Lokan ja Porttipahdan tekoaltaiden ympäristön ikääntyvän ammattikunnan nuorentamiseksi. Hankkeen tuloksena 14 nuorta kalastajaa on aloittanut toimintansa. Joukossa on sekä miehiä että naisia.
  • 29/06/2021
    Aquaculture, Environment, Energy, Infrastructure
    The Chantier Bretagne Sud shipyard has led a project to support Brittany’s oyster farms in their transition to renewable energies by studying their needs and offering adapted technology.
  • 17/05/2021
    Business support, Diversification, Environment, Energy, Integrated coastal management
    FLAG-ryhmän tukemassa hankkeessa 17 paikallisyrityksen muodostama verkosto vahvistaa Bornholmin asemaa yhtenä Tanskan kahdesta energiasaaresta, joissa keskitytään tuulivoiman tuottamiseen ja muuntamiseen.
  • 10/05/2021
    Aquaculture, New technology, Fisheries resources, Integrated coastal management
    The oyster farmers of south Brittany installed a high-frequency multi-sensing buoy to support the understanding of spat settlement of the flat oyster, a key resource in the area.
  • Wind turbine

    Business support, Diversification, Environment, Climate change, Energy, Education and training, Infrastructure
    In Poland, the North Kaszuby FLAG supported the setting up of an experimental wind turbine in a local engineering company, helping to establish a new local energy supply, to promote economic diversification, and to create a new educational offer.
  • 16/04/2021
    Tourism, Society and culture, Cultural heritage, Education and training, Infrastructure
    After a study visit to Fyn FLAG in Denmark, a fishers’ association member was inspired to adapt one of the Danish projects to his area’s needs. The project aims to boost tourism and improve local knowledge of fisheries heritage.
  • 07/04/2021
    Governance, Fisheries resources, Integrated coastal management, Small-scale and coastal fisheries
    Small-scale coastal fishers and fish farmers have been actively involved in the design of a coastal management plan for the Emilia-Romagna coastline. This stock management plan focused on three local high value species identified by the sector at regional level.
  • 30/03/2021
    Aquaculture, Labelling, Processing, Environment
    An Irish FLAG has supported a local, family aquaculture business that farms Gigas oysters to improve processing methods, reduce energy consumption and cut waste.
  • 23/03/2021
    Marine activities, Environment, Marine litter, Small-scale and coastal fisheries, Education and training
    The FISHEKO Operation, covering the whole coastline of Slovenia, is a project giving local fishers communication training and hiring them to carry out an awareness-raising campaign against single-use plastics in marine activities.